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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

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About Clinical Education at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • critically consider clinical educational practice, and critique existing paradigms and approaches
  • allow you to appraise, design and develop your own clinical educational practice
  • identify new questions about clinical education, its contexts and modes of development
  • enable you to apply research and analytical procedures.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • address the relevant context, educational theory and practical teaching skills
  • learn about national and international debates in clinical education
  • write essays and conduct research in an area which is of value in developing policy and professional practice
  • be taught by staff who are leaders in clinical professional education
  • receive a high level of individual support
  • become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, if you complete 90 credits from required taught modules.
Who is this programme for?

Practitioners of all disciplines involved in the education and training of medical, nursing and other healthcare staff.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent, and relevant professional experience.

Core topics
  • Contemporary issues in clinical education
  • Learning and teaching for adults Related topics
  • Assessment
  • Education and technology in clinical practice
  • Education for the professions
  • Leading and managing change and improvement in clinical education
  • Online education and training
  • Simulations in clinical practice education
  • Education research.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments, including 5,000-word essays and portfolios with reflective statements, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Face-to-face evening and occasional daytime sessions and two-day workshops. Attendance may vary based on choice of optional modules.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teaching clinicians in a range of disciplines and professional roles
  • lecturers and researchers in clinical and non-clinical areas
  • clinical education policy-makers and managers.


Core modules
  • Assessing Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Clinical Education
  • Designing Courses and Curricula
  • Developing Supervisory and Professional Practice
  • Improving Lecturing
  • Incorporating ICT into Teaching/Training Practice in Higher and Professional Education
  • Learning and Teaching for Adults
  • Learning in Small Groups
Recommended modules
  • Assessing Learning
  • Designing Courses and Curricula
  • Developing Supervisory and Professional Practice
  • Distance Online Education & Training
  • Education for the Professions
  • Improving Lecturing
  • Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education
  • Leading And Managing Change And Improvement In Clinical Education
  • Learning in Small Groups
  • Technology And Simulation In Clinical Practice: Perspectives And Debates

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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree or equivalent, and relevant professional experience.

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